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A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Man Ray


Auction Closed

November 15, 10:48 PM GMT


8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details


A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Man Ray

1890 - 1976


signed with the initials MR and numbered 1/9

cast iron and brass tacks

height: 6 1/8 in.

15.6 cm.

Conceived in 1921; this example executed in 1970 as number 1 from an edition of 9 plus 3 artist's proofs and 5 experimental trial proofs.

Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum of the Man Ray Expertise Committee have confirmed the authenticity of this work and that the edition of this work will be included in the Catalogue of Objects & Sculptures of Man Ray, currently in preparation.

Georges Marci, Switzerland (acquired from the artist)

Acquired from the above in 1984 by the present owner

Roland Penrose, Man Ray, London, 1975, no. 33, pp. 204 & 71, illustration of another cast 

Arturo Schwarz, Man Ray, The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, p. 367, no. 256, pp. 367 & 147, illustration of another cast 

Jean-Hubert Martin, Rosalind Krauss and Brigitte Hermann, Catalogue raisonné, Sculptures et objets, Objets de mon affection, Paris, 1983, no. 28, pp. 43, 142 & 145, illustration of another cast 

Exh. Cat., Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Houston, The Menil Collection; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perpetual Motif, The Art of Man Ray, 1988-90, no. 204, pp. 244-45 & back cover, illustration of the original